Ryan Lochte: US swimmer says he contemplated suicide after Rio

Ryan Lochte

American Swimmer Ryan Lochte says he had suicidal thoughts amid the fallout from his behaviour at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The 32-year-old falsely claimed he was robbed at gunpoint during the Games and was banned for 10 months in September.

“After Rio, I was probably the most hated person in the world,” the six-time Olympic gold medallist told ESPN.